Sunday, March 4, 2012

I Wish I Could Fly


I wish I could fly
right off this train,
The coal, steam
and rails are making
noise, but going
at a snail’s pace.

I wish I could fly
beyond the hills
that seem to be
in the same spot
they were a
hundred miles a go.

I wish I could fly
past the noise
of crying babies,
snoring men
and mama’s complaints
of a corset too tight.

I wish I could fly
where there
was green grass
to wiggle my toes in,
trees to climb,
and penny candy to eat.

I wish I could fly
just where I
need to be
so I wouldn’t
have to ask
one more time,
“Are we there yet?”

©Susie Clevenger 2012
The challenge was to choose
one of the lovely photos 
by Kenia Kris
and write a poem.
You can check out her poetry at:
Poesia Torta


11 comments:

Herotomost said...

Are we there yet...haaaa!!!! I wish I could fly as high as you do with my writing. Great photo for sure and you have done great justice to it my opinion.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks...I appreciate your kind words.

Kenia Cris said...

Well, this is a very clever poem! There were 4 poems written for the challenge that totally speak my soul - yours is one of them. Thanks for writing Susie. I so appreciate what you do with words here.

Kisses. :)

Kerry O'Connor said...

How interesting to have an angel wishing she could fly. I really enjoyed listening to your voice. This is something I have been wanting to add to my own blog for so long, but I have never found a site which can produce the widget for me... I'd appreciate some tips from you.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Kenia..that means a lot from the one whose image was so gracefully shared for inspiration.

Gloria said...

Yes I really I wish I could fly....
Im following you:)

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Kerry, In my head it was a little girl bored and she was dreaming what she would do if she had wings.

Heaven said...

I really like this...you brought out her sentiments as she does look very bored ~

Well done ~

Lolamouse said...

I loved hearing your voice! This poem totally captured the mood of the photo. Great!

beccagivens said...

Susie -- you captured the essence of a child anxious to get to the destiny to explore and her imagination while the miles "clacked on" ... I enjoyed listening to you read it as well ... giving it another dimension. Thank you for sharing. Happy Tuesday!

Ella said...

I love this! It is beautiful...